USDA is accepting applications for a total of $23 million in funding for its Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) and Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) to support the promotion and expansion of local and regional food systems. Applications are due June 18, 2019
USDA is currently accepting applications for its Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program to develop and offer education, training, outreach and mentoring programs to enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers. A total of $14 million is available, and applications are due May 16, 2019.
USDA is currently accepting applications for the Acer Access and Development Program for efforts to promote the domestic United States maple syrup industry. The maximum award is $500,000 with $4 million in total funding. Application deadline is May 10, 2019.